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The Optical Society (OSA) is recruiting for a Senior Director, General Counsel. The successful candidate serves as a one-person legal department for 21,000+ member global scientific professional society and its foundation. Provides legal, compliance and risk management advice and counsel to the Board, executive staff, and staff at all levels. Manages all legal affairs for OSA and the OSA Foundation, in accordance with best practices and policies approved by Board of Directors and senior management. Oversees several law firm relationships and temp support when needed.
1. Contracts. Manage all aspects of the contracts process, including:
2. Intellectual Property. Manage and oversee the society’s intellectual property portfolio, including:
3. Manage Outside Counsel.
4. Corporate Governance.
5. Policy Development and Review; Compliance.
6. OSA Liability Insurance.
1. Maintain constructive relationships with all departments.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Please send resume and cover letter with salary request (required) to the email address.
The Optical Society
Since 1916, OSA has been the worldâ€™s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide to foster and promote technical and professional development. Through publications, events and services, the Optical Society is helping to advance the science of light by addressing the ongoing need for shared knowledge and innovation.